Jim Meehan is the owner and head mixologist of Please Don’t Tell, New York’s favorite speakeasy-inside-a-telephone-booth-inside-a-hot-dog-shop. Once it gets warm enough (fingers crossed), we’re looking forward to sitting out on the roof with Jim’s spring cocktail of asparagus tips and other harbingers of spring.
If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been knee-deep in flowers lately between designing our new wedding collection and preparing for springtime. One of our biggest floral inspirations is Dutch still-life artist Willem van Alest. Van Aelst makes his blossoms look as though their extending out of the canvas with the use of bright whites and rich reds against a backdrop of the deepest black. We can only hope that we’ll look this fresh after we emerge from this long dark winter.
For our newest line of wedding designs, our art directors created a mood board from 18th century ceramics and tapestries, abstract expressionists, and this year’s runway fashion. Our final collection launches this month with sixteen suites for fine printing, ten suites for flat printing, and twenty-six save the date designs. Say I do with delicate line work, bold brushstrokes, and lush garden blooms.
Style icon Aerin Lauder is ready to usher in the warmer weather with her curated selection of Paperless Post designs. She chatted with us about her design inspirations, lobster sandwiches, and what she learned from her grandmother, the exceptional Estée Lauder.
In honor of the festivities we’re missing in New Orleans today, we’re listening to our favorite jazz and Dixieland albums in the Paperless Post studio. The clever use of type and playful abstractions make each cover feel fresh and modern, despite the six decades that have passed since their first release.